Secondhand. Good condition. Slight discolouration of tail edge from moisture exposure. This has not affected book interior. Interior and binding are very good. Author has inscribed inside page. Dust jacket has wear to top spine and right-front cover edge - now reinforced by book tape. Please see images for more information.
Volume one of this three-volume study picks up from the very beginning - the Ancient Greeks' conception of a great continent far to their south. Centuries later in Australia's convict era, the first contacts are made paving the way for an influx of gold-rush immigrants, and a pattern of gradual settlement until the eve of WWI. Pirates, pashas and paramours and adventures; all aspects of Greek-Australia interrelations are recounted - the perceptions historically each of the other; the forging of cultural, economic and political links between the two. Immigration, settlement, religion, sport, agriculture and politics. (book flap)